By Allan Jamail
Channelview, TX. – On Friday, October 26th, time ran out on the hosting Channelview Falcons as the visiting C. E. King Panthers squeaked out a victory 58 to 54.
In the back-and-forth scoring contest, both teams accumulated 1,109 offensive yards and 16 touchdowns, scoring together 112 points to provide the fans of the two neighboring communities lots of excitement.
The close-call victory gives King 6 wins and 2 losses, with 2 games remaining in their regular season schedule. Channelview moves to 3 wins and 5 losses, with 2 games remaining.
The Panthers host the Baytown Sterling Rangers Friday, November 2nd at 7 PM. The Falcons will host the La Porte Bulldogs Friday, November 2nd at 7 PM.
Channelview will end their regular season playing in the IH-10 Showdown against their arch-rival North Shore at the Mustangs’ stadium Friday, November 9th at 7 PM. The Mustangs have already played and shutout C. E. King 58-0. Coach Jon Kay’s undefeated Mustangs ranked number one in the state is averaging 55 points per game.
High school football brings communities together in a healthy way with family members and friends many times rooting opposite each other as fans of their favorite team. Players learn valuable lessons of life in losing and wining in sports and other contests.
This North Channel Star writer says, “No one can win every contest, whether in sports or a political campaign. What really matters is how one reacts after an emotional loss. It’s important to get back up after a loss and dust yourself off and be proud you competed and gave it your best. As the old saying goes, if at first you don’t succeed try and try again.”